Kouzan Oyama(Shamimaster Shishido ) was born in Ehime Prefecture,Japan in 1979. Upon entering Hiroshima City University Information Technology faculty, he was fascinated by the Tsugaru-Jamisen(Three-stringed Japanese guitar ) and it became the focus of his life. Then he studied at Sakuyou musical junior college majoring in Koto( Japanese horizontal harp) and graduated in 1999.Kouzan Oyama started Aikido (Japanese traditional martial arts) at about the same time and has now reached 2nd grade of black belt.
He has a master grade licence of Oyama style Tsugaru-Jamisen school, and got awarded of Gold Award at a National championship of Tsugaru-Jjamisen in Hirosaki 2013. He speaks English with the Toeic score of 795(The requirement for an administrative position of foreign companies in Japan
He is now one of the directors of that kind of Non Profit Organization , IJCEE( Institute for Japanese Traditional Culture Experience and Education.)
He has classed in Shinjuku.The classes in New York started from 2013.Performance all over the world such as India, Guam, New York ,Canada,. In 2015 he performed and did a lecture at Vassar University in NY in 2015.
Tsugaru-Jamisen learned from Mitugu Oyama
Koto learned from Hikaru Sawai
Sanshin learned from Rumiko Ymashiro.
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